Mary Liliane Matilda, Baroness d'Erlanger

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Mary Liliane Matilda, Baroness d'Erlanger, later Princess Jean-Louis de Faucigny-Lucinge (1901–1945), nicknamed "Baba", together with Paula Gellibrand, "the Gellibrand", were known as "The Twins" and became Cecil Beaton's models. Baba was also the Gellibrand's fashion stylist and she is considered a style icon of the 1920s.


Mary Liliane Matilda, Baroness d'Erlanger, was born in 1901, the daughter of Baron Emile Beaumont d'Erlanger and Marie-Rose Antoinette Catherine de Robert d'Acquéria de Rochegude. Her siblings are: Robert "Robin" Emile Frédéric d'Erlanger Regis; Sir Gerard John Regis Leo d´Erlanger and Bianca d'Erlanger. Born in France, she was educated in England.

She became a lifelong friend of Paula Gellibrand, "the Gellibrand", who became Cecil Beaton's favorite model. Baba became her fashion stylist and they were so inseparable that became known as "The Twins". In 1919 Augustus John took the portrait Portrait of Baronne Baba d’Erlanger (1901-1945) and Miss Paula Gellibrand (1898-1964). It was commissioned by Freddie Guest, Winston Churchill's cousin, who, at the time, had an affair with Gellibrand. In March 1923 she was the bridesmaid to Gellibrand when she married the Marques de Casa Maury.

On 14 November 1923 Baba married Prince Jean-Louis de Faucigny-Lucinge, a French aristocrat, descendant of Louis IX of France. She is the mother of Isabel Catherine Emilie Ratisbonne De Ravenel (b. 1925); Ariel Marie Roberte de Faucigny-Lucinge (b. 1926); Prince de Faucigny-Lucinge. Baba, Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge, and her husband were patrons of José Maria Sert, Salvador Dalí and Man Ray. Baba's friend of this time was Natalie Paley, cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and wife of the couturier Lucien Lelong, and Baba became a model for him. About Baba, Cecil Beaton said "Baba d’Erlanger-Lucinge was the first to bring into fashion the exotic, simian grace of the jungle and thereby created an astonishing effect of originality".


Emile Beaumont d' Erlanger Baron äldsta dotter var Liliane Mary Mathilde , som kallas Baba , från födseln och utbildning en mycket extrvagante personlighet . Hon gifte sig den 14 november 1923 i London , Jean - Louis Charles Marie Francois Guy Prince Faucigny - Lucinge , en ättling till hertigen av Berry med smeknamnet " Prince Charming " och blev därmed den prinsessan de Faucigny - Lucinge . Paret var en av de mest eftertraktade par av så kallade societeten mellan de två världskrigen , där pengar var inget objekt .

Emile Beaumont Baron d’Erlanger älteste Tochter war Liliane Mary Mathilde, genannt Baba, durch Geburt und Erziehung eine sehr extrvagante Persönlichkeit. Sie heiratete am 14. November 1923 in London Jean-Louis Charles Marie Francois Guy Prinz Faucigny-Lucinge, einen Nachkommen des Herzogs von Berry mit dem Nickname „Prince Charming“ und wurde so zur Prinzessin de Faucigny-Lucinge. Das Ehepaar war eines der gefragtesten Ehepaare der sog. High Society zwischen den Weltkriegen, bei denen Geld keine Rolle spielte.

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Mary Liliane Matilda, Baroness d'Erlanger's Timeline

October 1, 1925
Age 24
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
December 21, 1926
Age 25
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Age 44